The angle of a spray nozzle is imperative to the type of duty a power washer carries out, so understanding what each angle does can help you use the right nozzle for the right purpose. For instance, stripping is much different than cleaning, so using a stripping nozzle on a washing job could not only tarnish the results, but lead to costly repairs.
TIP: Always make sure the nozzle is properly attached to avoid affected water pressure or leaks.
0-DEGREE NOZZLE (BLASTER NOZZLE):
A nozzle that shoots at zero degrees shoots a straight line of water, making it the strongest blast. Such a nozzle is great for extremely grimy machinery and equipment, as well as removing tar and helping with concrete cleaning.
WARNING: With increased water pressure comes the increased risk of injury. Be sure to never touch the stream and always wear protective hand and eyewear.
15-DEGREE NOZZLE (STRIPPING NOZZLE):
If you are looking to refurbish wood or remove paint from a fence, this would be the most suitable nozzle. It can remove mold and mildew, as well as algae and oxidation.
25-DEGREE NOZZLE (CLEANING NOZZLE):
This is the most commonly used nozzle that does basic cleaning for jobs with mildew and dirt, as well as removing stains and bacteria. It is great to prep areas (such as a stripped areas) for painting procedures.
40-DEGREE NOZZLE (WASHING NOZZLE):
This is the lightest nozzle that can be used to rinse cars, boats, and fleets. It can also be used on windows and patios since the water stream is less likely to cause damage that other nozzles may cause.
Overall, each nozzle is different, so understanding which nozzle will function with which type of power wash is very important.
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